Next Steps: Accepted Students

Note: Please complete the tasks/forms in this section by the dates provided.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Admissions at (612) 625-7977 or

Do Right Away Due by / Instructions
Pay your Deposit Complete within 2 weeks of receiving your email acceptance.
Apply for Financial Aid Review
(Application materials available in December. FAFSA can be completed as early as October 1, 2017.)

Review documents and submit web form acknowledgement:

Review the contents carefully and acknowledge you have read them on our Google Form. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at
Connect with us on Twitter  
Join the Class of 2022 Facebook group  
Submit your acceptance reaction photo Snap a photo or video with your reaction to the news of your acceptance and share it with us by replying to and post on social media with the hashtag #UMNmed2022.*


Do Before Orientation Due by / Instructions
Keep your contact information updated If you change your address or your name
Immunization Process Begin by February 1, 2018
Complete by August 20, 2018
Complete a State of Minnesota Required Background Study October 1, 2018
Initiate email account Begin after receiving your UofM ID number in May.
Submit White Coat size - White Coat Size Measurement Chart MORE INFO COMING SOON, SO CHECK BACK!
Submit Rural Observation Experience (ROE) application (optional) MORE INFO COMING SOON, SO CHECK BACK!
Complete all prerequisite courses and your baccalaureate degree July 1, 2018
Submit Final Official Transcripts July 1, 2018
Computer purchases may be eligible for a loan through Financial Aid Information to come
Submit completed immunization record August 20, 2018
Review Calendar and Courses for Year 1 August 20, 2018
Get your U Card Prior to, or during orientation
Complete forms and bring to orientation MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON, SO CHECK BACK!
Download our Orientation Week mobile app Prior to orientation
Complete Privacy and Security (HIPAA) training August 27 (before classes begin) (You can begin after receiving your UofM ID number in late May.)
Purchase required medical instruments Before classes begin on August 27, 2018
Prepare for Anatomy August 27 (before classes begin)
Complete Bloodborne Pathogen training September 1 (watch for an email from OHS in the fall)
If applicable, waive Student Health Insurance September 15
Sign-up for student contract parking lottery July 23 for Fall semester lottery

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

[This requirement can be completed once you receive your student ID number from the Office of Admissions in late May.]

All medical students are required to complete both the introductory and advanced BBP courses. If you are non compliant and need to complete one or both courses you may find instructions to do so here.

Courses that are required to be completed:

  • OH1000 - Bloodborne Pathogens: Introduction
  • OH1001 - Bloodborne Pathogens: Advanced

Students will receive an email from the University's Office of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) with instructions on bloodborne pathogen training in the Summer, before classes begin. Training must be completed by September 1.

Note: If you already have an x500, you can complete the training early.

Calendar & Courses for Year 1

Online Course Availability

BlackBag is our learning management system which gives you access to all course information. You'll be able to access a course's information 10-14 days before the class begins. You will be enrolled in BlackBag and have access to all your first year Fall courses during Orientation (week of August 20, 2018).

Calendars & Scheduling

Access to calendar information (including exams, holidays, and vacation weeks) will be available in the early Spring and will be accessible on from the academics home page. The "Year 1 Calendar in BlackBag" is an up-to-date real-time view of the course schedules. (We add course information as we receive it from Course Directors, so the BlackBag Year 1 schedule is not yet complete for 2018-19). NOTE: All calendars are subject to change.

Please familiarize yourself with the information on the Year 1 homepage and the Medical Education website, which has important information for all four years of medical school.

Contact Information Updates

It is important to keep your name, address, email, and other contact information updated with a few different departments.

  • AMCAS & Admissions: Report all new contact information and name changes with AMCAS and the Office of Admissions at

  • U of MN One Stop: Once you receive your Student ID Number, or if you already have a University x500 email address, any changes you make in AMCAS must also be updated with One Stop so the University has your updated Current Mailing Address. Go to:, use the My Info tab to update the necessary changes.
  • Name Change: If you are reporting a name change, you must also complete the required name change form (pdf). (Send to address listed on the form.)

Email Account Initiation

[This requirement can be completed once you receive your student ID number from the Office of Admissions.]

If you are new to the University of Minnesota-TC, you will need to initiate your U of MN email account before classes begin in August.

To do so, please visit the Student Internet Account Initiation site at

Final Official Transcripts

Prior to your official matriculation to the University of Minnesota Medical School, you must submit final official transcripts from each of the educational institutions listed on your AMCAS application. Final official transcripts are essential to document course and degree completion and to provide a complete record of your education and training prior to medical school. If you graduated from the University of Minnesota, you are still required to submit official transcripts.

AMCAS does not forward copies of the transcripts you submitted, therefore it is your responsibility to ensure that transcripts are received by the Office of Admissions no later than July 1st. If your undergraduate institution can provide an electronic certified copy of your official transcript, it can be submitted to the Office of Admissions by email instead of mailing the hard copy.

The preferred method of delivery is electronic, however a hard copy can be sent to:

University of Minnesota Medical School
Office of Admissions, MMC 293
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Please note: The Office of Admissions will confirm receipt of all transcripts after April 30, 2018.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid Application Information

Additional Need-based (Optional) Scholarship Application Forms

These need-based scholarship applications have specific eligibility criteria associated with them. Please read through them carefully. These applications must be received in the Medical School Financial Aid Office by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Learn more about Medical Student Finances


Contact us at (612) 625-4998 with any questions or concerns about your financial aid status.

Kristin Basballe, Director of Medical School Financial Aid
Sheryl Houston
Valerie Bauer

Student Health Benefit Plan

All medical students will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). The charges will be added to your fee statement. If you have your own insurance coverage and wish to waive the SHBP and fee you must provide documentation.

Enrollment Information

Plan Details

Pre-existing Conditions

If you are planning to change to the University insurance policy and have any pre-existing health conditions, you need to contact Boynton Health Service to make certain that you will be covered. If you think this may be a problem, please call Boynton at (612) 624-0627 to make sure you will not lose any coverage. You need to make certain of this before canceling current insurance coverage. For information on the insurance plan, visit the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) website.

Waiving the Plan

Students on their own health plan* are not required to purchase the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. Find out how to waive the Student Health Benefit Plan coverage. If you fail to provide proof of active, verifiable health plan coverage for the entire semester by the corresponding deadline, you will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan and the non-refundable semester fee will be added to your University account.

You are eligible to waive enrollment on this plan if you have health plan coverage for the entirety of each semester.

*International Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan and are only eligible to waive out of it if enrolled in either the University-sponsored Graduate Assistant Health Plan or a United States-based employer-sponsored group health plan.

Privacy and Security Training

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act training (HIPAA) is required. The University of Minnesota Medical Schools Privacy and Security is the educational component developed at the University to comply with HIPAA regulations

Incoming Medical Students will receive an email (most likely in July) from the Privacy & Compliance Office containing details about accessing the assigned online HIPAA training. Once you receive the email, please complete the assigned trainings as soon as possible. Students who already have a U of M internet (x500) login can complete the training at anytime.

Questions? Please contact the University Privacy & Compliance Office if you have questions about access to your assigned trainings.

Immunization Requirements

According to OSHA regulations, CDC guidelines, and Academic Health Center (AHC) policy, all AHC students are required to have a health clearance as a condition of enrollment. This information must be completed to register for classes and more importantly, to insure your safety as you interact with patients. All medical students are required to have current immunizations and/or tests (blood titres, x-rays, etc.). Students cannot be in patient care settings without the required immunizations.

Your health care provider must verify that you have completed:

  • a two-step Tuberculin Skin Test (TST)

and the following immunizations or history of the disease:

  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella
  • Hepatitis B*
  • Varicella
  • Tetanus/Diptheria

IMPORTANT: The Hepatitis B series takes 4 to 6 months to complete; therefore, if you have not had this series, you should begin this process as soon as possible to comply with this requirement. Students must have begun the HepB vaccine series by July 1st, and must have the series completed by January 1.

You are also strongly encouraged to have:

  • a completed Polio series (3 doses)
  • the H2N1 vaccine

Immunization Forms

As a student enrolled in the Academic Health Center you should be familiar with the immunization policy and complete the required form. Failure to do so may impact your registration status in the future.

To complete these forms, you will need your student ID number. We recommend that you begin your immunizations as soon as possible, and then fill out the paperwork once your receive your ID. (If Hep B is completed later than August 1, you will need to send in a second form to Boynton with the Hep B information.)

A list of all required immunizations as a student in the health sciences can be found on the Boynton website.

Look for these forms to complete on Boynton's website:

  • AHC Student Immunization Requirements and Process
  • AHC Student Immunization Form

Form Submission:

Do not send your immunization information directly to the Medical School.

The form must be completed by your health care provider and returned to Boynton Health Service by August 27, 2018. (If Hep B is completed later than July 31, you will need to send in a second form to Boynton with the Hep B information by January 1.)

Completed forms are to be sent or faxed to:

Boynton Health Service
410 Church Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Fax: 612-626-9768.

More Information

The Boynton Health Services website has additional information about the AHC immunization requirements.

After submitting your completed immunization form to Boynton, you can check your immunization status and download/print a personalized version of your form by logging into the MedGate Portal with your x500 (internet ID) and password.


Contact Boynton's Patient Assistance and Information office: 612-625-8400 option 7.

Instruments Needed for the Essentials of Clinical Medicine course

During Essentials of Clinical Medicine (ECM) you’ll learn how to conduct a physical exam, first by examining fellow students, later by examining standardized patients, and then finally by examining actual patients. You’ll learn physical exam skills that will correlate closely with anatomy early in the course. Therefore, you might want to think about purchasing instruments before starting your studies.

At the White Coat Ceremony, you will receive:

  • stethoscope

Other optional items:

  • tuning fork (128 frequency)
  • otoscopic/ophthalmoscopic diagnostic set
  • reflex hammer

The diagnostic set is the most expensive item. Many students feel they don't need it and the IERC exam rooms will have wall mounted sets. If you decide to purchase a set, we recommend the hand held one over the automatic focus. There are good diagnostic sets that you can find online, and the average price runs about $150-$300. We don't recommend any particular brand or model, and the less expensive ones, if they have good optics, are definitely acceptable. This is not a requirement but rather a recommendation. Many students also use these sets if they have an interest in traveling/working internationally.

If you have questions please feel free to email Brian Muthyala at

We look forward to meeting you.
Best wishes,

Brian Muthyala MD, James Nixon MD, and David Satin MD

Course Directors for Essentials of Clinical Medicine Parts 1, 2, and 3

Student ID Number

Near the end of May, the Office of Admissions will issue your University of Minnesota student identification number in an email. If you require this information before that time, please contact the Admission staff at (612) 626-3223.

You will need this for:

  • Email account initialization
  • HIPAA training
  • Blood Borne Pathogens training
  • Immunization forms
  • Outstanding Educational Debt form

If you are currently a University of Minnesota student, you will keep your same University ID number.


Instructions on obtaining your Ucard

All students are required to posses a student ID card (i.e. Ucard). The U Card is your student ID and identifies you as a University student; all students must have this card. You will use your card to check out books from the library, to gain access to the anatomy labs and other campus facilities, plus other campus services. The photo from the ID will be used for the class picture book, and distributed to Faculty Advisors and Small Group leaders.

There will be an opportunity to get your U Card during orientation; however, if you are on campus earlier in the summer (after receiving your Student ID Number) you may get it then if you choose.

Current and Previous U of M Students:
Please Note: If you are a current or previous U of M student, you should update your U Card photo (there is a fee), as this photo will be used by faculty to identify you for your 4 years of medical school.

State of Minnesota Background Study

A passing MN Background Study, conducted by the MN Department of Human Services, is required by law in order to have direct patient contact.

There are two parts to the background study process. Both of which must be completed within 14 days of each other.

Part 1 of 2: Initiating the background study (online)
Part 2 of 2: Fingerprint and photograph (in-person and time sensitive)

DO NOT start your study until you have secured a location to complete part 2 of the process. There are many authorized fingerprinting stations across the state of MN. Fingerprints and photographs can only be taken in the state of MN, not in any other state. Please visit the MN Background Study Compliance webpage for detailed information. You must have a completed background study on file by October 1st of your MS1 year.